Archive for Anna Torv

Ninja Theory is coming to GDC Europe to reveal the games it never released

Posted in Ninja Theory with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2014 by HeavenlyNariko


As part of this year’s GDC Europe Design track, Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades is planning to give a talk currently titled “The AAA Design Postmortem.”

The session will detail the 14-year journey of Ninja Theory, creators of standout titles like Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Journey To The West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, including the sacrifices and concessions made by the studio to stay in the game. Footage of unreleased games, the reason why they didn’t go to market, and the specific sales-related decisions that led to their demise will be discussed in detail.

British developer Antoniades also plans to showcase previously unseen upcoming games, as well as the unrealized sequel to Kung Fu Chaos, and various other pitches that Ninja Theory had to put on ice or walk away from. With the next generation consoles arriving at the top end, just as mobile and indie games have taken hold at the bottom, Antoniades plans to explore whether or not there is room for a third path that turns the “squeezed middle,” where many a good studio has disappeared, into an opportunity to redefine gaming: the AAA indie game.

GDC Europe takes place this year in Cologne, Germany, from Aug. 8-13.


Let’s Start A Twitter Campaign..

Posted in Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2013 by HeavenlyNariko

Do you want Heavenly Sword 2 as much as I do?

Let’s take action and tweet Sony and PlayStation and tell them we want this..

Tweet #HeavenlySword2ByNinjaTheory to Sony and PlayStation

It’s Rant Time…Heavenly Sword Movie Trailer!!

Posted in Heavenly Sword with tags , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2013 by HeavenlyNariko

I didn’t want to talk about this or give it ANY attention what so ever but it’s annoyed me sooo much that I need to vent.

I will not post the trailer since it’s so bad it will make my eyes bleed if I ever watch it again.


Nariko is played once again by Anna Torv, sad thing is Anna sounds very wooden in her portrayal of Nariko in this film and I’m not sure I blame her with some of the truly crappy dialogue they’ve given her.


King Bohan is now played by Alfred Molina, I have nothing against Alfred in fact I think he’s a great actor and I loved his performance in Spider-man 2 but if you’re a big HS fan like me you know only one man can play Bohan and that is Andy Serkis.


Who the heck is this guy, well apparently this is Nariko’s brother Loki (looks like someone didn’t play the Ninja Theory game)

Here is the exact quote from the intro to Heavenly Sword by Nariko herself…

“I should not have been, it was written that 23 years ago in the year of the firehorse. A deity would be reborn in the body of a mortal man. A saviour, destined to unite our people and show us the way to the promise land. Instead I was born from my mother’s dying body and my people wept. They said I was a portent of doom..maybe they were right.”

This plainly states Nariko is the ONLY child of Shen and his wife. This was one of the most important aspects of Heavenly Sword, Nariko’s isolation from her father and the other members of the clan because they hated her for being a ‘curse’.


Kai is back too but I’m unsure who plays her, but it doesn’t sound like Lydia Baksh (who played Kai in the video game) She isn’t shown enough to know if she is exactly like her video game character.


The way he says this is so creepy it’s like he’s hitting on them or something *yuck*

There are a lot of glaring mistakes in this film too.


First mistake I noticed in the trailer.. a clan member is seen taking Kai’s necklace and teasing her, the clan NEVER did this, In fact I’d say Kai was popular with them. (she was found by Nariko and quickly welcomed into the clan) Kai is Nariko’s only friend and adopted little sister.


Nariko’s sleeve is on the wrong side but in the next shot in the trailer


It’s back on the left, Nariko’s top must have magical shoulder swapping powers.


I never saw horses in the final battle.


The Heavenly Sword is an ancient and mystical weapon, but it never fired beams of light into the sky.


Not a mistake but.. this was one of my favourite sequences from the game (The Goddess) and I just know this crappy film will do this incredible scene no justice.

Well my rant is officially over, let’s hope this movie fades into obscurity and is never mentioned again.


Heavenly Sword Movie!

Posted in Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory with tags , , , , on April 25, 2013 by HeavenlyNariko


Heavenly Sword is getting the CG animated movie treatment, sadly won’t appear in cinemas but will get a straight to dvd release.

50 PlayStation 3 Games That You Should Play Before You Die!

Posted in Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2013 by HeavenlyNariko

24. Heavenly Sword


Emotionally charged, stunningly beautiful and delivering unprecedented dramatic character performance, Heavenly Sword showcased the power of PlayStation 3. A dramatic tale of revenge sees Nariko, a fiery red-haired heroine embark on a quest for vengeance against an invading King and his army. The story builds around the ancient Heavenly Sword which once belonged to a powerful deity. It can never be wielded by a mortal without it draining their life-force, killing them within hours.


Heavenly Sword Sequel?

Posted in Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by HeavenlyNariko

Heavenly Sword was shown 3 times during Sony’s PS4 opening montage.

Ninja Theory Developing Game For The PS4!

Posted in Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by HeavenlyNariko

Look who I spotted in the confirmed developers for PS4

Could the Heavenly Sword sequel we always wanted be in the works? I hope so..